Cannot build perl on FreeBSD 8.0
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sun Feb 7 18:53:01 UTC 2010
Warren Block writes:
> > Not yet. I'm trying to do this - a lot of ports depend on perl, and I
> > get stuck with it.
> > No, there are no any extra settings in /etc/make.conf.
> You may be running into the situation where something Perl needs can't
> run because of mixed libraries.
> For the 7-8 major version upgrade, it's usually easier and faster to
> save your pkg_info output, backup /usr/local/etc, and pkg_delete
> everything. Then update the ports tree and start installing ports from
> There may be a way to automate that, like feeding the saved pkg_info
> output to portupgrade. I haven't done it often enough to investigate.
pkg_sort, which is part of portupgrade, is a useful tool.
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